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♪ >> wonderful! >> that's it for us, thanks for watching. "early start" begins now. the pentagon says the fbi uncovered between 20 and 30,000 pages of potentially between allen and jill kelly. the woman who triggered the petraeus probe after getting threatening e-mails from his mistress, paula broadwell. >> get this. "the wall street journal" reports the fbi agent who launched the petraeus investigation was removed from the case after it was discovered he sent a shirtless picture of himself to jill kelly. the agent who knew kelly sent the pictures before the investigation began. he was later removed from the investigation because supervisors were concerned the agent may have become obsessed with the case. >> and there's more. a team of fbi agents searching paula broadwell's home yesterday. eight to ten agents brought cardboard boxes and searched both levels of the house. the fbi confirmed agents were there but wouldn't say what they were looking for. >> obviously, a lot going on here. we have two reports. chris lawrence of the pentagon and brianna keeler in our washington bureau.
the pentagon is facing. california's vote for higher taxes for schools. carter evans talks to teachers and kids. >> we want to have a good life, we want to have great careers. >> glor: and on this veteran's day lee cowan hears from parents who lost their only child to a man wearing an afghan army uniform. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." good evening, everyone, i'm jeff glor, two days after the abrupt resignation of cia director david petraeus more details are emerging about the chain of events that lead to his departure. we begin tonight with bob orr in washington. >> good luck, sir. >> reporter: sources say the down fall of c.i.a. director david petraeus was rooted in jealousy. the f.b.i., uncovered evidence of an affair between petraeus and his biographer paula broadwell after she sent harassing messages to another woman who broadwell thought was too close to petraeus. source have identified the second woman as 37-year-old jill kelley of the tampa area. cbs news has been told kelley is a civilian who does work for the u.s. central command. petraeus headed the centr
were. >> the other thing and i'm hesitant to bring up the pentagon in this new cycle, but "don't ask, don't tell" with historic and hateful lies not in this our boats, but we still have to remember that our men and women who fight and die for this country's total to equal benefits. they're still long way to go in this country at the receipts to equal benefit in issues of i.d. cards and base housing in partnership with the and a whole host of things that is important progress we still need to make a flawless service, something that is not an right now a discussion, something important and needs to be addressed. and i say that because all of the things that we talk about, we talk about politics and the numbers and victories and not so many losses this time. at the end of the day there are real live people. it's not often you can pass a law that there's actually real-life people immediately contacted and feel that. right now in this country, the vast majority of people that in places where they are treated as second-class citizens. a young people growing up in america today if you look
of billions in spending by ensuring the pentagon can pass an audit. mr. speaker, we face many challenges, but we must not allow our political crisis to create an economic crisis for millions of americans who are struggling. now is not the time to turn our backs on struggling families just to preserve tax give aways to millionaires and billionaires. we must come together to wage a war on poverty and end the war on the poor. and finally a 350 economists have said, we need jobs first. with recovery, deficit reduction will come by its own accord thanks to increased revenues in an improving economy. they went on to say that public outrage for jobs and recovery comes first, budget cuts only lead to a deeper slump. thank you, i yield the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady's time has expired. pursuant to clause 12-a of rule 1, the house shall be in recess one of the stories we are following across the c-span networks is the house and senate hearings on the attack on the u.s. consequence klatt -- consulate in benghazi libya. among those testifying today is the acting dire
on the country and overall questions about the fbi. >> the pentagon says it has uncovered 20 to 30,000 potentially inappropriate documents exchanged between general allen and kelley the woman's whose complaints first triggered the investigation that brought down petraeus. what about paula broadwell's role? late monday night with her consent federal agents served broadwell's home for hours, carting out boxes and bags as they are wrapping up their investigation. >> defense secretary leon panetta on route to australia was the first top administration official to comment on the petraeus departure. >> i think he took the right step, and i think it's important when you're director of the cia with all the challenges that face you, and have -- that personal integrity comes first and foremost. >> panetta a former cia director and the washington shuffle with panetta and clinton saying they want out of the second term. will john kerry now go to the pentagon? can susan rice be confirmed as secretary of state? and will nancy pelosi run for leader again? and what a welcome to washington the new
that now involved the cia, the fbi the pentagon, the white house, and congress. so much for nothing to distract from avoiding the fiscal cliff. >>> and recommend how president obama and mitt romney yukd yucked it up? the president had the last laugh. find out how he did it in today's deep dive. it's not how you think. good morning from washington. it's tuesday, november 13, 2012. this is "the daily rundown." i'm chuck todd. right to my first read of the morning. just when you thought the petraeus story couldn't get more complicated and troubling. it did. lots of headlines to get to on this. another top military general linked to the scandal, marine general john allen, the top american and nato commander in afghanistan. according to a u.s. senior defense official the fbi uncovered between 20,000 and 30,000 pages of e-mails between the general and jill kelley. now kelley is the woman whose initial complaint to the fbi led to the discovery of evidence about the affair between general petraeus and his biographer paula broadwell. defense secretary panetta's comments on the scandal and hi
, and the pentagon has found no evidence to the contrary, but officials say the e-mails had enough inappropriate language to warrant an investigation. >> no one should leap to any conclusions here. general allen is doing an excellent job at isaf in leading those forces. he certainly has my continued confidence to lead our forces and to continue the fight. >> reporter: the fbi continued looking through documents they took monday night from broadwell's home but so far have found no evidence of anything highly classified. but the pentagon suspended broadwell's security clearances and macdill air force base revoked jill kelley's pass to the base. >> that was nbc's andrea mitchell reporting. >>> well, overseas now where fears of a new war in the middle east are on the rise after israelis took out the top military commander of hamas in a ferocious attack yesterday. and just this morning, the first israeli fatalities of the renewed conflict, three people killed in rocket fire from the gaza strip. nbc's martin fletcher has the latest now from tel aviv. >> reporter: palestinians in gaza are on the edge o
allen is now the subject of a pentagon investigation. it centers around hundreds, possibly thousands of e-mails sent to this woman. details of where she fits into an increasingly tangled web of relationships. i'll talk about all of this with the chair of the senate intelligence committee. dianne feinstein says it is like something off the front page of a tab roid mloid magazine and s demanding answers. i'm wolf blitzer and you're in "the situation room." >>> we begin with stunning twists in the scandal that brought down the head of the cia, general david petraeus. another u.s. general is caught in the same tangled web. john allen, top commander in afghanistan, is being investigated by the pentagon for allegedly sending inappropriate e-mails to a married woman, the same woman whose complaint of threatening e-mails from general petraeus' lover cracked the scandal wide open. barbara starr is trying to sort this out for us. it is rather complicated, what's the latest you're getting? >> it is still the same fundamental question for the last 24 hours, wolf. why is john allen being investig
to the pentagon for the process underway with regard to i the pentagon and the ig on the one hand and the fbi in regard to general petraeus. >> i refer you to the fbi. as i understand it they have protocols in place for when the notify the legislative and executive branches of investigations. the fbi is the place to go in terms of explanation the otocols they follow. i would refer, that said earlier, to policies in place at the fbi for how they deal with notifications investigations. lou: as you saw and heard, a frustring day for the white house press corps. the president spokesman however did not shy away from a question on this petraeus would testify in front of congress on benghazi. made it clear the administration is fmly supportive of petraeus' successor. he will be facing questions that are still lingering over if the cia refused requests for help on the ground on september 11 and why three days after that attack then director petraeus but in the attack in the flash mob incited by childish, amateurish, less than 14 minus long youtube video. >> is up toongresto make decisions of who is c
general caught up in the scandal that ended the career of cia director petraeus. the pentagon is investigating. >> reporter: in a new twist to the david petraeus sex scandal the pentagon says the top american commander in afghanistan general john allen, is under investigation for sending allegedly improper e-mails to jill kelley the florida woman who triggered the investigation that forced petraeus to resign. pentagon is reviewing between 20 and 30,000 documents involved, allen denies any wrongdoing and remains in his current position. late monday, agents spent five hours at the home of petraeus' former mistress, paula broadwell leaving this morning with several boxes after the fbi told abc news they discovered thousands of e-mails between broadwell and petraeus, detailing the affair. the affair came to light over the summer as part of an fbi investigation that began after jill kelley received threatening e-mails she believed were from broadwell. officials say well had classified material on her computer which is illegal, the fbi does not believe any of it came from petraeus,
veterans of all stripes seem to suffer from. the pentagon says that one in three female vets has experienced military sexual trauma. what is that? did you meet women who had experienced that? >> yes. military sexual trauma is actually a term which the v.a. came up with. the pentagon calls it sexual assault. military sexual assault. now, the v.a. acknowledges one in five women veterans has experienced msd military sexual trauma. the pentagon puts the number at one in three but those who are actually service providers on the ground and interact with women veterans on a daily basis quote a much higher number. 75%. just to give you an idea, when i was meeting women and interviewing women eight out of ten women who i interviewed had been raped in the military. the majority of them were raped by their supervisors. >> jennifer: what is the v.a. doing about that? what is the v.a. doing about the culture that would allow that to happen? >> the v.a. is -- doing a lot of outreach within the community. with, you know, ho
of e-mails to the second woman. this isn't just a love triangle, folks. it's a love pentagon. >> he likes to take pictures of himself without his shirt and shoot them around to verarious people. and somehow he became involved with petraeus and the other generals and the cia thing. wait a minute. this rings a bell. oh, yes. at the fbi, j. edgar hoover used to do the same thing. except it was usually in a backless evening gown. >> yeah. >> president obama gave his first press conference since being re-elected. and a lot of people are saying it looked like he was trying to cover up some of his gray hair. so, i guess obama's major goals include jobs for women and just for men. >> by the way, if you're looking for a job, facebook just launched a new app that may be of use to you. they teamed up with the department of label to create what they call the social jobs app. you can brows through 200 jobless claims. you know it's bad when facebook tells you get off your as and get a job. facebook has an app that will help you lose your job. it's called facebook. try it. >> very true, jimmy. >>
director david petraeus's job. the pentagon now investigating general john allen. you know who he is? the top commander in afghanistan, for allegedly exchanging thousands of possibly inappropriate e-mails with, this woman, jill kelly, tampa, florida. she is a close friend of the petraeus family who sparked initial investigation into the cia director. that is what we've been told so far. follow the bouncing ball. it is a tuesday. martha: try if you can, right? good morning i'm martha maccallum. you will need a flow chart to follow this story as it develops because the cast of characters in this growing saga. the pentagon we're told is sorting through 20 to 30,000 pages of e-mails between this woman and general allen. she got, the fbi involved in the whole thing because she said that she was receive ofing harassing e-mails from this women, petraeus's biographer and ex-mistress, paula broadwell. bill: got all that? martha: i think so, you need a pen. catherine herridge is live in d.c.. tell us where we are today on the investigation. where is it. >> reporter: thank you, bill and good mo
story live at the pentagon for us this evening. jennifer, the fbi interviews the mistress for what i'm told is the second time earlier this month. and determined nobody committed any crimes here. >> right, but there are still some questions, shep, especially about why paula broadwell mentioned at that october 26th speech that she gave in denver, colorado, in which she told the audience that one of the motivations of the benghazi attacks may have been that the cia was holding libya militia men prisoner. the question did she learn that from general petraeus, because sources confirmed to fox that the report may be true. the prisoners are being looked at as a motivating factor for those attackers at the consulate and annex. >> shepard: jennifer, jen petraeus is also now talking about some emails sent anonymously said to be by his mistress to another woman. >> well, this is what really started this whole investigation by the fbi. there were emails, anonymous emails that were sent. they were harassing emails to a friend of the petraeus family, jill kelly. she has been -- she and her husban
the pentagon is now investigating the top commander in afghanistan, general john allen, for e-mails to the woman that patrais had an affair with. the fallout from the investigation that led to the sudden resignation of the cia director continues to grow. the investigation into the threatening e-mails from patrais mistress had apparently been going on for months and as emily smith reports some members of congress are upset that they were not alerted sooner. >> mie i don't go fer paw la broad well wrote the book about retired general david patrais. >> i think the values he upholds and trys to instill in his organizations are valuable and worth pointing out. >> but the back story led to the cia director's down fall. >> the affair started approximately two months after he was in the cia and ended about four months. >> told the director of national intelligence about the affair with broadwell on election day. some members of congress questioned the timing as the fbi had been investigating longer. health majority leader spokesman say it is congressman learned of the fbi involvement
. the next three hit. david martin, cbs news, the pentagon. >> at least four wounded veterans were killed today when a train hit a parade float in midland, texas. the accident happened as the wounded warrior ares were taken part in a parade. as it crossed other some railroad tracks they were hit by an on coming train. an eyewitness says the parade got stuck on the tracks. >> the gates actually hit the first people on the trailer. started going back up. it wasn't i say 8 to 10 seconds later the train blew through the end of the trailer. >> at least 10 other people are in critical condition tonight. the parade was supposed to end at a hunt for heroes banquet. the wounded service members were then going to be treated to a deer hunting trip this weekend. >> a double murderer offered statements to the jury. nathaniel burris is facing the death penalty for the death of his girlfriend and her friend. he was convicted of those killings last week. family members are trying to find comfort where they can. >> what gives me peace is the woman he loved, they fell in love, they died the same day, they
an assessment about what intervention in syria might require. the pentagon says a u.s. military effort to seize the stockpile of chemical weapons require upward of 75,000 troops and the "times" reports that senior american officials are concerned that the militant group hezbollah have set up training camps near the chemical weapons depots. >>> four people were killed in texas when a freight train slammed into a parade float carrying wounded veterans. this is just terrible. the accident happened at a railroad crossing in midland, texas, as the float tried to get around the safety gates and lights. the float was made with a flat bed trailer with chairs for each of the veterans. in addition to the four deaths, others were injured. >> this may be one of the most tragic events we've had in our town and it's a sad day. i shook their hands and saw them personally, met their wives. it truly was an honor to be in their presence. these guys are true american heroes. >> secretary of defense leon panetta issued a statement saying he's deeply saddened. the ntsb is sending a team to midland to investigate. >
correspondent jennifer griffin is live at the pentagon. so timing is everything, isn't it, jennifer? tell us a little bit about what we're seeing this now. >> reporter: well, it needs to be seen, jenna, in the context of israel's concern, its larger concern about iran. here's the ambassador to the united states, michael orton. >> our problem is not our border with gaza, but other countries' boards with gaza -- borders with gaza and arms that come from iran through sudan. among the rockets being fired at us are those which come directly from iran. we know that hamas terrorists have trained with the iranians. there's a strong connection. >> reporter: in the few years, jenna, hamas has been stockpiling these rockets with the help of iran. hamas and hezbollah to the north in lebanon have become proxy groups for iran. israel has long known that if it participates in a strike on iran's nuclear program, that iran will use hamas and hezbollah to fire rockets into israel. in a way israeli officials believe they will have to deal with the rockets from gaza sooner or later, and it's likely they will se
perhaps not yet. i want to bring in cnn pentagon correspondent barbara starr. barbara, adultery can be a crime in the military but it is not in the cia. it can, however, be a risky, risky endeavor. are there any indications at this point that our national security was threatened in the petraeus case? >> well, ashleigh, so far there is no indication of that but the facts have not come out in public. earlier today retired general james "spider "marks who broadwell once worked for and knows petraeus addressed this very question. >> there's absolutely almost zero percent chance that national security was compromised or was at risk. now, clearly, based on an initial investigation, there might have been classified documents that were found on her laptop. again, that might be more procedural than it is a large risk. so that needs to be looked into and that needs to be put aside so you can end that discussion and frankly you can let dave petraeus and paula go on with their lives because frankly the cia is going to be okay. >> look, by all accounts, broadwell, a reservist in the military, al
might not get that from cnn a spokesperson for the pentagon in many ways. >> our own notebook there, a body slam of cnn and the generals. i want to show you cnn's reaction. >> bob is not a spokesperson for the agency. >> i followed her coverage closely. >> just because she's written naughty things about you doesn't make her a spokesperson. >> what makes her a spokesperson is repeating a lot of pentagon claims. >> journalists who challenge the government are seen as oh, wacky outsiders, and the only thing that ever gets you in trouble is not reckless wars that kill hundreds of thousands of people, but sex. >> at beginning, i was thinking the same thing why is this going on because of a sex scandal, it's between him and his wife. but then, a few other angles came saying this could be a security issue who knew, who didn't know. i'm fine with all those questions being answered. what's weird and i understand from a different level is people forget they hold these positions, hey do me this favor, send me those emails, by the way don't you like my at-bats. they hold these powerful position
investigation. and lawmakers here on capitol hill want some answers. the pentagon is investigating general john allen, the top u.s. commander in afghanistan, in connection with the scandal that took down cia director david petraeus. >> general allen is entitled to due process in this matter. >> reporter: the fbi gave the pentagon more than 20,000 pages of e-mail communications between general allen and tampa socialite jill kelley. kelley went to the fbi with anonymous threatening e-mails. agents traced those to paula broadwell, and uncovered her affair with petraeus. one defense official describes the e-mails between general allen and kelley as flirtatious. another official tells cbs news some of the e-mails were more than friendly ex changes and may have crossed the line. general allen said he did nothing wrong, but for now the capitol hill hearings on his promotion are delayed. >> at the request of the secretary of defense the president has put on hold general allen's nomination. >> reporter: in addition to social using with kelley, both general allen and petraeus wrote letters of support for
by the pentagon's inspector general for what officials describe as potentially inappropriate e-mails with one of the women directly involved in the case. nbc's chief foreign affairs correspondent, andrea mitchell, has more on an ever-widening story. >> reporter: the scandal involving two very different women, tampa socialite jill kelley and petraeus biographer and former mistress paula broadwell ensnared not only petraeus but his successor. marine general john allen who took over from petraeus in afghanistan and is the president's choice to be supreme allied commander of nato forces in europe, a nomination now temporarily on hold. >> thank you for all that you have done, for me and for our precious daughters. >> reporter: the general is married with a sterling record. but on a flight to australia monday night, aides to defense secretary leon panetta disclosed a dramatic turn in the petraeus case. fbi investigators had uncovered what the pentagon called potentially inappropriate communications between the general and jill kelley whom he and his wife got to know in tampa and were revealing betw
in north carolina, but so far have found no evidence of anything highly classified. still, the pentagon suspended broadwell's security clearances. the air force base in tampa revoked jill kelley's pass to the base. >> thank you so much. i know you're going to have a lot more on "rock center" tonight with brian williams. matt? >> and that scandal, just one part of the president's news conference on wednesday. he also had a lot to say about governor romney, his rival in the presidential race, and two top republican senators. one of them john mccain. and we'll talk to senator mccain in just a moment. but first, chuck todd is at the white house this morning. chuck, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. president obama thought he was going to be using his first post election press conference to make his case on the fiscal cliff and also to show a new reaching out to republicans. instead, he found himself on the receiving end of criticism from not one, but two former presidential rivals. >> good afternoon, everybody. >> reporter: at his first post election press conference, pr
to be the next commander of nato is finding his nomination on hold. the pentagon is probing general john allen after investigators found 20,000 pages of e-mails sent between him and jill kelley. she is the social light by complaining about threatening e-mails from patraeus mistress. a lot to digest here. >> it is. we turn to jj green, national security corespondent for wtop radio. good morning. good to see you . story gets more bizarre everyday. in regards to the fbi investigation into the matter between general allen and this jill kelley, the fbi has handed that over to the pentagon. what does this suggest about the nature of that investigation? >> what it suggests was there was no crime committed. there perhaps were some concerns about behavior and whether or not it was appropriate between the two of them certainly for this general officer for the military. and it suggests that the pentagon has been asked to handle it. it does suggest there was no crime committed and no federal wrongdoing there. >> i've heard some people say why is the fbi getting involved in this? they kind of have to get i
and that is the top commander in afghanistan, general john allen. turns out the pentagon is now investigating him as well for sending inappropriate e-mails to jill kelly. now, if you remember from yesterday, kelly is the same woman who sparked this whole investigation because petraeus' mistress paula broadwell was sending her e-mails. allen is saying he did nothing wrong and is maintaining his current position within the military. now, many are wondering why the fbi would get involved if this is nothing more than an affair. but we're now hearing fears of potential security leaks. in a speech at the university of denver broadwell suggested the libya attack was targeting a secret prison at the benghazi consulate. federal agents have been searching broadwell's home. late last night and into early this morning. not only did she have thousands of e-mails between her and petraeus detailing the affair. she also had classified material on her computer. as of yet the fbi doesn't believe that came from petraeus but it is illegal. more bill
skess about him and the pentagon investigation and alleged behavior does the president have faith that general allen can continue to lead the war in afghanistan. he's under investigation by the pentagon. >> can i tell you that the president thinks very highly of general allen and his service to his country. as well as the job he has done in afghanistan. at the request of the secretary of defense, the president has put on hold general allen's notion as supreme allied commander europe, pending the investigation of his conduct by the department of defense i.d. the president remains focused on fully supporting our extraordinary troops and coalition partners in afghanistan who general allen continues to lead as he has done so ably for over a year. meanwhile, the president has nominated general dunford to be the next commander and reiterates his belief that the senate should act swiftly to confirm him, his hearings are this week. >> is it accurate to say the president has full faith in general allen? >> he believes he's doing and done an excellent job at isaf and i refer you to the pent
committee. petraeus is under no obligation. >> up heaveal at the pentagon not related to the petraeus scandal. an official says the former head of the africa command has been demoted. ward accused of spending thousands on lavish travel, and the demotion from a four star general would cost him $30,000 a year in benefits. >> time for a first check on the forecast. >> here is spencer christian. nice day. thin, high clouds around you can see here clearly. high clouds, sunny skies and very mild coast to inland. 64 degrees in half moon bay. it had been close to 70 earlier at half moon bay. we've got mid 0s in many locations. cool spot 62 degrees and we'll see high clouds this evening, clear skies, and cool conditions. in the early morning hours, high clouds it will be cool to chilly. readings upper 30s there. by afternoon tomorrow, mild from coast to inland low 70s on the coast. on the accu-weather forecast, it shows a little rain. >> spencer, thank you. still ahead at 4:00 welcome news for sears and -- skiers and snow borders. four resorts set to open this week. two up and running tomorrow
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to the pentagon, do you consider that to be inappropriate for a commander-in-chief when american citizens are under fire? >> well, i do think it is inappropriate. and i also think that the administration had in mind a certain scenario, that they were pushing. the idea, as we saw on five separate appearances by our u.n. ambassador over the weekend where the thesis was that this was a, was after all, a protest that had spun out of control. i think they had bought into a storyline that didn't match the reality on the ground, and it was very hard for them as a consequence to adjust to the fact that it was an al qaeda attack. but occurring on 9/11, it should been obvious to them, and certainly obvious to other consulates in the area that al qaeda was operating and indeed training, not far from the benghazi facility. gregg: congressman, what is the one thing you hope to learn today? >> well, when what i would like to know when the request was made for help who in the chain of command denied that help to our ambassador and to our team there on the ground. gregg: do you have suspicions? >> i do n
the pentagon in this particular news cycle, but "don't ask, don't tell," it was historic that was passed in eufaula is not removed from our books, but we still have to remember that our men and women who fight in the this country's total have equal benefits. if so why long ways to go as it relates to equal benefits and issues of i.d. cards and base housing partnership in the face and a whole host of big that is important progress we still need to make as well as service and the something that is not even a discussion, but something important and needs to be addressed. i say that because all the things we talk about. we talk about politics on them or send victories and not so many losses this time. but at the end of the day, they are real life people. it's not often you can pass a law that is actually real life people immediately impact getting killed. right now in this country come the best majority people live in places where they are treated as second-class citizens in a young person growing in america today, if you look at the three places or people spend most of their time, home scho
administration an assessment of what this might entail. the pentagon says a u.s. military effort to seize syria's stockpiles of chemical weapons would require upward of 75,000 troops and "the times" reports that senior american officials are concerned that hezbollah has set up camp near the chemical weapons depose. the white house declined to comment. >>> four people were killed in texas when a freight train slammed into a parade float carrying wounded veterans. this is just terrible. it's an accident that happened at a railroad crossing in midland, texas, as the float tried to get around the safety gates and lights. the float was made with a flatbed trailer. in addition to the four deaths, there were 17 people injured. m midland's mayor reacted to the accident. >> this may be one of the most tragic events we've had in our town and it's a sad day. i shook their hands and saw them personally and met their wives. it truly was an honor to be in their presence. these guys are true american heroes. >> that's for sure. secretary of defense leon panetta issued a statement saying he's deeply saddened.
the pentagon. we're hearing so far there have been no official findings that broadwell broke any laws or engaged in criminal activity. why suspend her security clearance? >> well, you know, fran townsend is reporting just that, john, that all the indications are, from the laumt forces she's spoken to, not egregious violation. broadwell is a reservist in military intelligence with the army. and inside the military, a violation, even if it's so-called minor, of handling classified information, especially when you're a military intelligence analyst is quite serious. yes, the army has suspended her security clearance. i want to read to you the statement that the army put out. the army said, quote, the army has been cooperating with federal law enforcement authorities in this matter and those actions are ongoing. appropriate actions with regard to this officer's clearance and access have been taken. so now what we know is the military is also involved in this. analyzing what is going on, pulling broadwell's security clearance, at least for now. she is in the position of having to demonstra
appears to have also ensnared his successor in afghanistan. the pentagon has now launched an investigation into, quote, potentially inappropriate e-mails between general allen and jill kelley, the petraeus family friend at the center of this increasingly strange scandal. the fbi has turned over 20,000 to 30,000 pages of documents found during the probe. many are e-mails between allen and kelley sent over the last two years. it was kelley, petraeus' former deputy in tampa, who went to the fbi about threatening e-mails she was receiving. they were eventually traced back to petraeus' biographer, paula broadwell, spurring the investigation that led to the cia director's resignation. meantime, overnight, nearly a dozen federal agents descended on paula broadwell's home. spending 4 1/2 hours going floor to floor, leaving with a desktop computer, cardboard boxes and a briefcase. authorities say broadwell consented to the search. just a few hours earlier "washington post" reporter vernon loeb who spent 16 months working side-by-side with broadwell on her biography of petraeus, told the newspaper's
and top afghanistan commander john allen. the pentagon is now investigating general allen for allegedly sending thousands of inappropriate e-mails to kelley but allen is saying he did nothing wrong and the president and the army are standing by him. >> the president thinks very highly of general allen and his service to his country. as well as the job he has done in afghanistan. >> i believe john allen until somebody proves otherwise i believe that he did nothing inappropriate. >> that was white house spokesman jay carney and former army vice chief of staff peter tee ellie. jill kelley also received threatening letters from paula broadwell. now a 911 call is coming to light of kelley telling dispatchers saying she needed diplomatic protection. as the scandal widens, broadwell is holing herself up in the home of her brother near rock creek park. a jogger found broadwell's lost driver's license in the park and turned into the police. more bill is right after the break. stay with us. we have a big, big hour
and that's got to be balanced. it has to include revenues and squeezing the pentagon a bit and obviously, maybing some entitlement reforms. if the leap adership an preside can negotiate that, that's great, but the worst option would be if they failed to negotiate and i'm a real skeptic, then the worst thing we could do is change the date from january 1 to say august or september. that would send a terrible signal to the markets. congress once again dodging its responsibilities and our responsibilities to come up with something that's durable and sustainable. if january 1 comes then, it's not so much a cliff as it is a slope. we would be under enormous pressure to come up with that balanced deal, so my view is much better for us to get a good, durable deal that is achieved before and after january 1. >> so, congressman, you know, i never want to hear the term fiscal which i have again. i mean, the election sent a mandate. we want something done. >> you're right about that and if the leadership and the president are able to negotiate and we get it done, that would be the best thing. but yo
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